USDA Unveils Ed Schafer Portrait| 4/27/2012
North Dakota politicians congratulated Schafer for his service.
"While serving as our nation`s agriculture secretary and North Dakota`s governor, Ed Schafer was a dedicated public servant. His leadership and commitment to North Dakota will have a lasting impact on our state," said Governor Jack Dalrymple. "It`s fitting that his portrait will be on display in the Whitten Building where he worked tirelessly on behalf of American agriculture."
"Ed Schafer served both North Dakota and the country with his trademark energy and enthusiasm," said Senator John Hoeven said. "This portrait will memorialize his dedication and service to our state and nation. We are all very proud of this native son of North Dakota"
Schafer was the Secretary of Agriculture for the last year of the George W. Bush administration in 2008 and was governor of North Dakota from 1992 to 2000.